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Identity Theft on the Rise in Idaho

Identity Theft on the Rise in Idaho | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
IDAHO FALLS — Numbers from the Federal Trade Commission show identity theft is increasing in Idaho and nationwide.
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Idaho’s 2012 Unemployment Rate Revised to 7.1 Percent

Idaho’s 2012 Unemployment Rate Revised to 7.1 Percent | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it

Revised figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lowered Idaho’s average unemployment rate for 2012 by three-tenths of a point to 7.1 percent.


Statewide Idaho’s unemployment rate fell dramatically from July 2011 through the end of 2012, dropping from 8.5 percent in mid-2012 to 6.3 percent last December.

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Owyhee overhaul: hotel out, apartments in - The Idaho Statesman

Owyhee overhaul: hotel out, apartments in - The Idaho Statesman | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
The Idaho Statesman Owyhee overhaul: hotel out, apartments in The Idaho Statesman Business · Idaho Economy · National Economy · National Business News · Technology · Business Insider · Business Records · Scam Alerts · Micron · Your Business...
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White House: What Idaho could lose in sequester - The Idaho Statesman

White House: What Idaho could lose in sequester - The Idaho Statesman | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle White House: What Idaho could lose in sequester The Idaho Statesman Teachers and Schools: Idaho will lose approximately $3.7 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 50 teacher and aide jobs at...
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Canadian oil sands jobs may open to Idaho workers | Idaho Economy | Idahostatesman.com

Canadian oil sands jobs may open to Idaho workers | Idaho Economy | Idahostatesman.com | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
There are more than 100,000 unfilled jobs in the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, and Idaho workers could get a crack at some of them, a Canadian official says.
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Solar energy companies upset over Idaho Power proposal - KTVB

Solar energy companies upset over Idaho Power proposal - KTVB | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Solar energy companies upset over Idaho Power proposal
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BOISE -- Alternative energy companies are at odds with Idaho Power over a proposed change in fees.
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Tax Commission responds to Senate allegations that it's the worst in the nation.

Tax Commission responds to Senate allegations that it's the worst in the nation. | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
BOISE — The Idaho State Tax Commission got a browbeating Friday, with senators ganging up on what one described as the country's very worst tax collection agency.
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Rexburg, Idaho, and Surrounding Counties Commit to Feasibility Study | community broadband networks

Rexburg, Idaho, and Surrounding Counties Commit to Feasibility Study | community broadband networks | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it

A collaboration between local Idaho and Wyoming counties, the town of Rexburg, Idaho, and Brigham Young University will be exploring the possibility of a community owned fiber optic network. Significant business interest in the project has contributed to the decision to move forward with a feasibility study.

 

According to a Standard Journal article, Design Nine has been hired to conduct the study which will look at what networks are currently in place and provide a detailed plan for future development. The $78,000 study, to be completed in May, is funded in half by a federal grant with the remaining paid for by public and private donations. 

 

Fremont County, Idaho; Madison County, Idaho; Teton County, Idaho; and Teton County, Wyoming are all participating and together obtained the federal grant. According to the City of Rexburg Department of Economic Development website on the fiber initiative:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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New report touts economic value of outdoor recreation in Idaho ...

New report touts economic value of outdoor recreation in Idaho ... | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Outdoor recreation in Idaho supports more than 77000 jobs, $6.3 billion in consumer spending, $1.8 billion in wages and $461 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report from the Outdoor Industry Association.
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Treasure Valley trio jumps into 'Shark Tank' - The Idaho Statesman

Treasure Valley trio jumps into 'Shark Tank' - The Idaho Statesman | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
The Idaho Statesman Treasure Valley trio jumps into 'Shark Tank' The Idaho Statesman Taylor Dame told the Idaho Commerce Department: "We also desired to gain million-dollar or even billion-dollar resources and contacts, which the celebrity...
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DOT - Montana Man Sentenced for Making False Statements on $21 Million ARRA Funded Idaho Bridge Project | Office of Inspector General

DOT - Montana Man Sentenced for Making False Statements on $21 Million ARRA Funded Idaho Bridge Project | Office of Inspector General | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Montana Man Sentenced for Making False Statements on $21 Million ARRA Funded Idaho Bridge Project: On February... http://t.co/iQ47HQwvqE
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Inflation cuts into gains in economic activity in rural Idaho - Eye On ...

Inflation cuts into gains in economic activity in rural Idaho - Eye On ... | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that inflation is eroding gross product gains in rural Idaho. The Idaho Department of Labor ...
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The Best States to Start a Small Business

The Best States to Start a Small Business | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Texas continues to earn high marks for its welcoming atmosphere for businesses that call it home. (Idaho among the best states for small businesses.
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WestViews: Dairy is the next potato for Idaho - The Idaho Statesman

WestViews: Dairy is the next potato for Idaho - The Idaho Statesman | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
WestViews: Dairy is the next potato for Idaho The Idaho Statesman They can promise tax breaks, tax cuts, closing funds and incentives to attract new businesses, but it's time they also put some of those resources into growing the businesses we...
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State Forests Management Superior to Federal Forests for Job ...

State Forests Management Superior to Federal Forests for Job ... | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Idaho Governor, Butch Otter, provided detailed statistics comparing Idaho managed state forests to federally managed forests in Idaho and concluded “even though the Forest Service is the largest forest land manager in Idaho ...
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Blog: Fix the Debt Message Comes to Idaho - Fix The Debt

Blog: Fix the Debt Message Comes to Idaho - Fix The Debt | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
Fix the Debt’s Maya MacGuineas joined former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Rep.
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Cut Taxes, Grow Business? Lawmakers Say It's Not That Simple

Cut Taxes, Grow Business? Lawmakers Say It's Not That Simple | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
BOISE • A property tax exemption for oil and gas wells. A credit for businesses that hire veterans. A sales tax exemption on Girl Scout cookies.
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Excellent @twinfallstns article on the "push - pull" of economic incentives and tax credits for things like Girl Scout cookies.

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Idaho’s State-Based Health Exchange Passes The Senate, Heads To House

Idaho’s State-Based Health Exchange Passes The Senate, Heads To House | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
After nearly six hours of debate, Idaho Senators voted 23-12 in favor of creating a state-based health insurance exchange.

Exchanges, or online health insurance marketplaces, are a cornerstone of the federal health care law.
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Idaho's work force: Caught in the parent-care trap - The Idaho Statesman

Idaho's work force: Caught in the parent-care trap - The Idaho Statesman | Idaho Economy | Scoop.it
The Idaho Statesman Idaho's work force: Caught in the parent-care trap The Idaho Statesman "There are huge economic consequences for businesses and our communities if we don't recognize the value and provide support for our caregivers," says...
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